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Useful resources and organisations for co-op members


MyHomeEnergySwitch is a free impartial energy comparison and switching service for social housing tenants

MoneySavingExpert guide to housing and energy grants, including Winter Fuel Payment, Cold Weather Payment

The Money Advice Service - free and impartial money advice, set up by government

Lewisham and Bromley Credit Union local savings, loans and banking

Citizens Advice Bureau  free help with legal, financial and benefits problems. Branches in Catford and Sydenham

Evelyn 190 Centre advice, assistance and advocacy in on debt, employment law, housing and benefits

170 Community Project welfare and legal advice, training and employment advice, volunteering opportunities and regular support groups

Brockley Central is a useful local news, discussion and classifieds page

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark offers outreach advice sessions plus home visits for older people

Emmaus Greenwich and British Heart Foundation have local shops with affordable second hand furniture

Lewisham Action on Mediation Project is a free and confidential service to help people resolve neighbour disputes

Lewisham Council Environmental Health noise pages

BCPA resources on pest identification and control

Government benefits pages, with guidance on each benefit and eligibility

National Housing Federation - the voice of housing associations.  Has a useful resource on important current issues in social housing and an up to date news page

Government housing pages, with policy updates, consultations etc

Housing Ombudsman is the independent body that looks into complaints that housing organisations have not been able to resolve themselves


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